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Week 5 of Training

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THIS WEEKS UPDATE

This week, I have to give myself a score of 9/10. If you check out week 4 training plan you will see that I wanted short runs during the week and a longer run at weekend – it didn’t quite end up like that

Tuesday: running club

Thursday: 3/4 miles

Weekend: 5 Miles.
Let’s looks at what I actually managed.

Tuesday:

 

This was a good sessions – 

This was a steady .75 mile warm up and then run at race pace three legs of a square and the fourth leg walk to recover. 

One of the club runners slipped on some leaves and hurt herself, lucky I wasn’t pushing myself that hard so I was fine.

Nice steady jog back.

All in all was a good run. A bit of speed but not to much.

Managed a nice 5.53miles in total.

 

Thursday

So I dropped him off at beavers and knew a route in my head for a bout 5ish miles that ive done sections of countless times over the years but never really ran it all in one go.

I wanted to do 4 but I thought 5 wouldn’t be too much of a stretch I felt good so off I went.

t soon became apparent that this wasn’t going to be 5 miles and more like 6 or 7 but that was fine – I thought get myself round even at a slow pace would be ok.

In the end it was 8.06 and I felt good, actually felt great. Nice pace – second half faster than first – one bad mile but that was a pure dark mile, going to write another post on that. But overall really happy.

Weekend:

I wanted to run 5 miles at some point.

After football training I knew I had to go to the local Argos to collect a gum shield for my son, it was mean to be his first hockey game day after, but he didnt make it.

So I decided I would run there – its roughly 2 miles away.

it was cold and wet but I managed it.

4.51 miles in total, so not quite 5 but I had done more on Thursday so was happy.

Sunday: my middle child who is 4 wanted to go running with me so I took him out to do a mile. it wasn’t my fastest pace but he loved it. I won’t be counting running with him towards my distance target. Just wanted to mention it incase anyone follows me on strava and wonder why I didn’t mention it.

Total week milage: 18.1

The reason for the 9/10 – Saturdays I didn’t hit the distance, but the rest of the week I was very happy with it.

Next Weeks Plan

Monday:

5 mile run.

Tuesday:

A speed session with the running club. This is another hill session. So it’s basically a square and we run the up and the down and one of the edges and on either the top or bottom we walk to recover before doing another lap.

Thursday:

Same as last week. A couple of miles – 3 or 4. While my oldest son is at beavers.

Weekend:

I plan on running 6 miles next weekend on the Saturday. 

The reason is that Apple Watch set me a target of distance 236.6 miles so depends what I need to do to hit that target I will do.

Nice steady pace. Just increase the distance slightly.

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